Michigan News

Dressed for success?

LANSING — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday criticized a Detroit TV station’s decision to air a story about the reaction to the dress she wore during her State of the State speech, which featured numerous unflattering or sexist comments about her physical appearance from social ...

Help sought after dogs rescued

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit animal control agency is asking the public for help after rescuing 53 dogs from being hoarded. Macomb County Animal Control says the dogs were seized Wednesday while a Sterling Heights man was loading them into a moving van to take them to a ...

Program offers youth enrichment

DETROIT (AP) — A youth enrichment program that offers free classes on life skills, academics and physical activity is coming to Detroit. The city says Saturdays in The D will start March 2. It is open to any kindergarten through 12th grade student who lives in Detroit. Classes will be ...

Body of missing sledder found

SPENCER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Divers have recovered the body of a snowmobiler who drove into open water on a lake in western Michigan. Sgt. Joel Roon of the Kent County Sheriff’s Office says the body of 29-year-old Joseph Brown was found Thursday afternoon in water 50-60 feet (15-18 ...

Groups back Asian carp plan

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Hunting and fishing groups have teamed up to support a plan for preventing Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes. They have formed the Great Lakes Conservation Coalition, which will push for funding of a strategy proposed by the U.S. Army Corps of ...

State of emergency in Ionia County

DETROIT (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has declared a state of emergency for Ionia County to help it recover from recent flooding in Portland and other winter weather effects. The declaration Wednesday also noted recent ice storm damage in the city of Belding and authorizes the Michigan State ...

Forfeitures in drug cases eyed

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Legislation advancing in Michigan would limit law enforcement’s ability to take ownership of cash and other property in drug cases that don’t result in convictions. The Senate voted 36-2 Wednesday, sending the bill to the House. It was the first vote on a bill by ...

Biden: Longtime Rep. John Dingell treated all with ‘dignity’

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Longtime Rep. John Dingell knew that jobs were about more than collecting a paycheck, and that health care meant more than just good health. Both were about dignity, former Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday while eulogizing the longest serving member of Congress ...

Public honors late John Dingell, longest-serving congressman

By MIKE HOUSEHOLDER Associated Press DEARBORN — Hundreds of John Dingell’s former constituents lined up Monday at a performing arts center in suburban Detroit to pay their respects to the longest-serving member of Congress in U.S. history, passing his flag-covered coffin and offering ...

Businessman accused of sign theft

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (AP) — An elected official in suburban Detroit is charged with stealing the campaign signs of a candidate running for school board. Stuart Sherr is a wealthy businessman and a member of the Bloomfield Hills City Commission. He’s accused of illegally removing the ...

Detroit fires see dramatic decline, union chief says he doubts the data

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit has seen a dramatic decline in the number of fires over the last five years, which fire department officials credit to the city’s aggressive blight elimination, bolstered arson investigations and community education efforts. According to the Detroit Fire ...

Holocaust survivor from Hungary tracks down stolen artwork

By ORALANDAR BRAND-WILLIAMS The Detroit News AP Member Exchange FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. — Clara Garbon-Radnoti has painful memories of the Holocaust, which claimed the lives of more than 6 million European Jews during World War II, including more than 500,000 from her native ...

State of emergency in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has declared a state of emergency in Grand Rapids, qualifying the city for additional assistance as it copes with power outages and cleans up from storms. Whitmer says the declaration gives Grand Rapids additional resources beyond what it’s ...

Court revives Porsche dispute

OKEMOS, Mich. (AP) — Was a $100,000 Porsche a lemon? The Michigan appeals court says a Kent County woman will get a second chance to make her case with a jury. Jane Meyering bought a new Porsche Cayenne in 2015, but she sued after having problems with the heating-and-cooling system. The ...

Dingell visitation today

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — A public visitation will be held in Michigan to honor John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in history, who died last week at age 92. The visitation will be today at Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in his hometown of Dearborn, a Detroit suburb. ...

Utility gives movie tickets and popcorn during outage

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — No electricity? Go to the movies — for free. Consumers Energy says 2,000 free movie tickets, along with soda and popcorn, were available Saturday and today at five theaters in Grand Rapids and Muskegon. More than 70,000 customers still lacked power in western ...

Family still hoping for answers to 2015 cold case

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A family is still looking for answers more than four years after a man was shot to death on a parking ramp. East Lansing police are still working to identify two men spotted on a store surveillance video who could be connected to the Feb. 5, 2015, shooting death ...

Whitmer, GOP lawmakers clash over environmental order

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — The first tussle between Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Republican-led Legislature isn’t over how to fix roads, overhaul school funding or tackle high car insurance premiums. Instead, they’re clashing over the environment — ...

Spartans end 3-game skid with win over Gophers

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer EAST LANSING — Magic Johnson was back at Michigan State, joining his teammates to celebrate the 40-year anniversary of winning the national championship. The Hall of Famer and Los Angeles Lakers president had plenty of opportunities to flash his familiar ...

Memorial planned for longtime Rep. John Dingell

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — A funeral and a public memorial will be held next week to honor former Rep. John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in U.S. history. Dingell died Thursday at age 92 while with his wife at their home in Dearborn, a Detroit suburb. Dingell represented parts ...